AIM Chat with Kiley Airell.

7:29 PM

Kiley Airell: Hey J

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Ian Blackthorne: Nice roomy room.

MajorAZinthys: wasn't sure which one.

7:30 PM

Kiley Airell: Hey Zinthys

MajorAZinthys: brb

Ian Blackthorne: I'm in the other one to direct traffic in here

Kiley Airell: Cool

LCdr TKirr has joined this chat.

MajorAZinthys: back

Cmdr Shelev has joined this chat.

Cmdr Shelev: oic

Ian Blackthorne: what

Cmdr Shelev: there's no coke machine in this room

Ian Blackthorne: It's okay, there's a full bar instead.

Cmdr Shelev: I'm designated driver

Ian Blackthorne: No you aren't, Ensign Redshirt is.

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7:35 PM

MajDougMcKnight: (Evening, folks.)

MajorAZinthys: hey

LCdr TKirr: Heya

Ian Blackthorne: Okay, looks like it's six for tonight. Let's get this ball rolling.


MajorAZinthys: ::comes to attention::

MajDougMcKnight: ::AA::

LCdr TKirr: ::AA::

Ian Blackthorne: Okay, tonight we're quickly finishing as much as possible of our tasks and getting the Xindi convoy underway. Questions?

7:40 PM

MajDougMcKnight: Nope.

LCdr TKirr: I forget where we were O.o

Ian Blackthorne: Each department had been given specific tasks to help get this convoy rolling.

Cmdr Shelev: doesn't matter; all the work was to be done in logs by now

Ian Blackthorne: Yep. So now that's getting wrapped up and we're about to move out.

Ian Blackthorne: If there are no further questions...

Ian Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

Ian Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

Ian Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

LCdr TKirr: ::stands at Science on the Bridge::

Ian Blackthorne: ::enters the bridge: Commander, are we ready to move?

MajorAZinthys: ::Standing at Tactical::

Cmdr Shelev: We? Yes. They? Hopefully. Depends on how much control Tagan has over his rioting ships.

Ian Blackthorne: Get him on the horn.

Cmdr Shelev: ::Raises Tagan::

7:45 PM

MajDougMcKnight: Tagan> +Bridge+ Tagan here, Atlantis.

Ian Blackthorne: Ready to move out?

MajDougMcKnight: Tagan> All ships report warp cpacity restored. There are still reports of unrest on several ships, but the food shipments have helped. With your marines assisting our peace keepers, we shouldn't have anything so serious as to

MajDougMcKnight: cripple us to worry about. Not for now, anyway.

MajDougMcKnight: (capacity)

Ian Blackthorne: How fast can your ships make?

LCdr TKirr: ::triple-checks the shipment status ship by ship::

Kiley Airell: ::walks onto the bridge, and then takes a seat::

7:50 PM

MajDougMcKnight: Tagan> ::Frowns as he looks over his PADD:: I'm afraid that's the bad news, Admiral. Cargo freighters weren't designed for dashes. The best speed the fleet can make as a whole so as not to leave behind the slower ships will be

MajDougMcKnight: warp four, and that only for a duration of 12 of your hours. After that, we'll have to drop to a speed of not more than warp 2, to allow for engine cooldown.

Cmdr Shelev: ::gulp::

Ian Blackthorne: Alright. Make ready, warp four, course heading 243 mark 3. Departure in five minutes.

MajDougMcKnight: Tagan> Asknowledged, Atlantis. Tagan out.

7:55 PM

Cmdr Shelev: +Shipwide+ All departments, ready for departure in five minutes.

Ian Blackthorne: ::turns to Zinthys:: Here's where the fun begins, Major.

MajorAZinthys: But of course.

MajorAZinthys: I love escort duty. ::tries not to roll his eyes::

Ian Blackthorne: I need a formation designed to protect the weaker ships.

MajorAZinthys: Which ones?

Ian Blackthorne: The cargo ships.

MajorAZinthys: Oh, those weak ships.

Cmdr Shelev: The semi-weak ones will be fine for a while.

MajorAZinthys: I'd suggest we travel in a sphere and place them in the middle.

Ian Blackthorne: Agreed.

8:00 PM

MajorAZinthys: Since they're so slow, we won't need to move them around no matter what direction we get attacked from.

Ian Blackthorne: As for Atlantis, we should be in a rotating formation with their strongest ships.

MajorAZinthys: ::nods::

Ian Blackthorne: Commander, coordinate with their captains.

MajDougMcKnight: ::Aboard the Gurnal, commanding a squad of marines handling security while the last of the foodstuffs are transferred to another ships:: Let's hurry up people. I don't plan to get left behind when the rest of the fleet mju

MajDougMcKnight: jumps to warp, even if we do have all the food!

Ian Blackthorne: Major, is it possible to link tactical consoles with their warships, such as we do in Starfleet?

Ian Blackthorne: I've commanded an entire fleet of Federation ships, but never such an assortment of different ships.

MajorAZinthys: No, sir. Their ships lack that capability with each other, so nothing short of a complete overhaul could make them talk to me.

Ian Blackthorne: Oh well. We'll have to deal with it.

8:05 PM

MajDougMcKnight: ::Helps out with an anti-grav sled, dropping the last of the food off in the docked ships cargo hold before rushing back so the connection can be severed, and both ships can get into position for the warp jump::

Ian Blackthorne: T'Kirr, how are their supplies getting distributed?

Cmdr Shelev: ::Hails the Serdith::

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LCdr TKirr: The medical supplies are done. The last of the food is being shuttled by one of their smaller ships.

Cmdr Shelev: ::A haggard Xindi huminoid appears on the viewer; the doors to the bridge appear to be barricaded.::

Ian Blackthorne: ::checks the clock::

Cmdr Shelev: Serdith CO> DON'T LET THEM THR- Serdith to Atlantis, how can we be of service?

8:10 PM

Cmdr Shelev: I apologize, am I interrupting something?

Ian Blackthorne: ::eyes the viewer with interest::

Cmdr Shelev: Serdith CO> Ahem, nothing we can't handle, Atlantis. There seems to be a slight misunderstanding with the command structure at the moment. Rest assured we're following Tagan.

LCdr TKirr: <<lol>>

Cmdr Shelev: ::A loud bang is heard and the doors to the Xindi bridge shake visibly.::

Cmdr Shelev: I was informing you that we will be getting underway in five- no, four minutes. Can you slave your navigation system to ours by chance?

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Cmdr Shelev: Serdith> Yesterday we could have. For now, we will need to input coordinates manually.

LCdr TKirr: ::raises her eyebrows, yet doesn't look up from her console::

Cmdr Shelev: ...What happened today?

Cmdr Shelev: ::Serdith CO glances at the door to the bridge and looks back at the viewer.::

8:15 PM

Ian Blackthorne: ::Wonders where the hell the Marines are::

Cmdr Shelev: ::On the Gurnal::

Cmdr Shelev: Ok, then! Our coordinates for the first leg will be 243 mark 3. Do you have weapons operational so you can act in a defensive role or do we need to send some security forces over?

Cmdr Shelev: Serdith CO> Our weapons are still quite firmly under our control, Atlantis. We have the situation handled; there's no need for non-Xindi to spill their blood for us. We will be underway in four minutes. Serdith out.

Cmdr Shelev: ::Connection drops.::

Ian Blackthorne: And I'm a Tiberian Bat.

MajDougMcKnight: ::Having facilitated the last of the food transfer until the next stop, waits for the Tenjan to get clear, then beams back to Atlantis with the rest of his squad::

Cmdr Shelev: Major, I don't think the Serdith needs to be in the initial defensive formation.

LCdr TKirr: ::looks up:: The supply distribution is complete.

Cmdr Shelev: Admiral, McKnight's team is aboard. Anything you need them to clear up in the next three minutes?

Cmdr Shelev: Besides the Serdith, which will need more than three minutes?

Ian Blackthorne: ::opens his mouth to say something about the Serdith, then closes it agian::

Ian Blackthorne: Get the ships in formation.

8:20 PM

Cmdr Shelev: ((where did z go? ))

Ian Blackthorne: (Dunno)

MajDougMcKnight: +Shelev+ Commander, pleased to report that we shouldn't have any more food riots until we make our first pitstop.

Cmdr Shelev: +McKnight+ Glad to hear it. Get accustomed to the layout of the Serdith for that pit stop.

Ian Blackthorne: ::smirks::

MajDougMcKnight: +Shelev+ Sir?

Ian Blackthorne: T'Kirr, tie into tactical.

LCdr TKirr: ::does so::

Cmdr Shelev: +McKnight+ They claim they have control of their weapons. The explosions in the background, not so much.

Ian Blackthorne: Zinthys's spherical formation, have the Xindi form into it.

8:25 PM

LCdr TKirr: ::nods and makes it so::

Cmdr Shelev: +McKnight+ Nothing to worry about, really. Except that the captain on the viewscreen is a different captain from yesterday.

MajDougMcKnight: +Shelev+ Well, that's pretty darn disconcerting, sir. The Serdith is one of our escrot ships, isn't it? The cruiser? If there's any danger of losing that kind of firepower to a mutiny, then waiting until we have to make a stop

MajDougMcKnight: seems like a bad idea.

LCdr TKirr: All ships appear to be complying with formation.

Cmdr Shelev: +McKnight+ We've taken them out of defensive position. Once we're moving we'll worry about it. Any more holdups and we'll have even bigger problems.

Ian Blackthorne: One minute to warp speed.

Cmdr Shelev: +McKnight+ And given the shape of these ships, the pit stop is going to be a fair sight sooner than planned, mark my words.

LCdr TKirr: ::sends countdown to ships::

LCdr TKirr: All vessels standing by for warp.

MajDougMcKnight: +Shelev+ Yes, sir.

Ian Blackthorne: Warp four, execute.

8:30 PM

LCdr TKirr: <<Me helm, too? >>

Ian Blackthorne: ((Well with four people you're doing about half the work. )

LCdr TKirr: <<Makes ships go fast>>

LCdr TKirr: :: ::

Ian Blackthorne: Are they all following?

LCdr TKirr: Aye, sir.

Ian Blackthorne: Wonders never cease.

Ian Blackthorne: +McKnight+ McKnight to the bridge.

MajDougMcKnight: +Blackthorne+ On my way, sir.

8:35 PM

MajDougMcKnight: ::Heading out of the transporter room, takes the lift up to the bridge, making the other schmucks wait for the next one down to the security office::

MajDougMcKnight: ::Shortly, heads out onto the bridge, making his way to Blackthorne's seat:: Sir?

Ian Blackthorne: Serdith could pose a risk to this entire convoy, as could any of their cruisers.

8:40 PM

MajDougMcKnight: Agreed. Getting a team over there at warp will be difficult, but not impossible if we match their speed closely enough. I haven't had time to familiarize myself adequately with their crew roster, but if I recall, the actual

MajDougMcKnight: military presence aboard is somewhat less than the number of civilian passengers they've had to take aboard. 2 runabouts full of marines SHOULD be adequate.

Ian Blackthorne: I'm prepared to declare martial law if necessary.

8:45 PM

MajDougMcKnight: It's unclear as to whether declaring martial law over the entire fleet will be necessary just yet. But there's no question that those armed ships are vital to the security of this convoy. We can't allow anything to impede their

MajDougMcKnight: operation. It may be we should be prepared to put a permanent security presence on all of them.

Ian Blackthorne: It can be done on a ship-by-ship basis.

Ian Blackthorne: And it will be. Ships that fall out of line will be brought back in to keep everyone safe.

Ian Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Ian Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Ian Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:50 PM

LCdr TKirr: ::pauses::

MajDougMcKnight: ::Pauses as well::

Ian Blackthorne: Well, we got it moving, even with just four left.

LCdr TKirr: Were you wanting to get moving earlier in the sim?

Ian Blackthorne: Doesn't matter, we're moving!

MajDougMcKnight: Yes we are!

Cmdr Shelev: YAY

Ian Blackthorne: Now hopefully we'll have enough people next week to do something exciting.

8:55 PM

MajDougMcKnight: My fingers shall remain crossed.

Ian Blackthorne: That's all for this week. Commander?

LCdr TKirr: ::has the feeling she'll be in a fighter::

Cmdr Shelev: Dismissed!

Ian Blackthorne: Th-th-th-that's all, Folks!

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